Unusual rural retreats – quirky countryside homes

Unusual rural retreats (953)

After something a bit different for your next rural retreat?Take a break from the norm with our range of quirky holiday accommodation. We’ve got the lot: rustic shepherd huts, cute caravans, glorious converted chapels, unique cottages and more.



Whether you want to lose yourself deep in the countryside in a cosy log cabin, bed down in a peaceful poolside windmill or take in the sea views from one of our off-beat coastal lets, we can help make your escape to the country truly extraordinary.



For UK stays, try the grandeur of a castle in the Scottish Highlands or vertical living in a West Country treehouse. Or, to keep your feet firmly on the ground, consider a luxury yurt in the Peak District. Your search for unusual holidays in the countryside could also take you further afield: try troglodyte life in a warren-like Spanish cave house or check in to a charming stone trullo in Italy.

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953 Holiday homes

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Manche / Periers

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly

from £82 / night

£410 - £919 / week

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from £82 / night

(4) Excellent 

6

Tiddington holiday yurt rental

Stratford-upon-Avon / Tiddington

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £26 / night

£175 - £250 / week

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from £26 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Manor house letting in Baiao with swimming pool

Porto District / Baiao

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Awesome View of the Douro. Great House.” We have been at Palmira's Home for some days. The House is well located near the Douro River, in a quite area where you can see an awesome view over the Douro Valley. The Swimming pool is very nice and well loc  …see more

from £130 / night

£845 - £1444 / week

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from £130 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Saint-Valery-en-Caux holiday castle rental

Seine-Maritime / Saint-Valery-en-Caux

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly

from £334 / night

£2032 - £4315 / week

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from £334 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Trullo rental in Ostuni with swimming pool

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool

from £121 / night

£690 - £1380 / week

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from £121 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Vallandry ski chalet rental

Vallandry / Vallandry

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £148 / night

£1035 - £5686 / week

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from £148 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Landry

Peisey-Vallandry / Landry

4 14 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary

from £216 / night

£513 - £1897 / week

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from £216 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Mission Beach holiday beach hut rental

Queensland / Mission Beach

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £171 / night

£1098 - £1397 / week

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from £171 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Huntly holiday log cabin rental

Aberdeenshire / Huntly

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £100 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £100 / night

(13) Excellent 

16

Holiday log cabin letting

Plitvice Lakes National Park / Rakovica

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Mrs” Fabulous accommodation in a lovely quiet area, within walking distance of 2 restaurants and a supermarket.  …see more

from £138 / night

£966 - £2414 / week

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from £138 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ski log cabin to rent in Venabygd

Ringebu Municipality / Venabygd

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £205 / night

£1025 - £1700 / week

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from £205 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Hautes-Alpes / Gap

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £117 / night

£471 - £773 / week

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from £117 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Tower rental in Sansepolcro with shared pool

Province of Arezzo / Sansepolcro

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Swimming pool

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

10

Isere / Le Bourg-d'Oisans

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £52 / night

£363 - £449 / week

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from £52 / night

(12) Excellent 

10

Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in Felton

Felton / Eshottheugh

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £112 / night

£650 - £1100 / week

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from £112 / night

(2) Excellent 

9

Holiday cave house in Urgup

Cappadocia / Urgup

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £35 / night

£216 / week

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from £35 / night

(26) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin in Dalavich

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great 30th” Fantastic cabin in the middle of even better secenery, the whole stay was amazing topped off by the fantastic hot tub on the private decking with a view out over the loch. Facilities within the cabin were great also, I can also recommend  …see more

from £99 / night

£599 - £990 / week

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from £99 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Ravenshead

Nottinghamshire / Ravenshead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fab long weekend away” What a lovely place to stay for a long weekend. We stayed here with our 2 daughters, both are very keen horse riders, which was part of the reason for booking. Our eldest joined in the show they had running on the Sunday and c  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 / week

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from £80 / night

(157) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolute value for money..!!!” We were a gang of 12 and we absolutely enjoyed our cruise in the houseboat. The houseboat was extremely clean and the staff was very courteous and very helpful and friendly. We were taken for a thoroughly relaxing cruise  …see more

from £244 / night

£1440 / week

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from £244 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in St. Fillans with golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / St Fillans

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent cottage” Excellent cottage in every aspect, comfortable, clean and everything you could require at your fingertips. A pure pleasure to have stayed at this wonderful gem. St Fillans itself is a quiet little location with great walks around th  …see more

from £121 / night

£520 - £800 / week

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from £121 / night

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Venabygd ski log cabin to rent.

Ringebu Municipality / Venabygd

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £140 / night

£700 / week

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from £140 / night

(12) Excellent 

17

Holiday shepherds hut in Watchfield

Burnham-On-Sea / Watchfield

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Relaxing Break” Fantastic ... no TV, time to relax, great base to explore from! Sally and her husband have made a little slice of heaven, lovely furnished hut, friendly chickens and peace! People thought that the pictures we took of our sup  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday manor house in Easkey

County Sligo / Easkey

5 12 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £69 / night

£483 - £2897 / week

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from £69 / night

(6) Excellent 

16

Holiday manor house in Selkirk

Selkirk / Yarrow Valley

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £275 / night

£1500 - £2500 / week

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from £275 / night

(2) Excellent 

19

Holiday watermill in Reillanne

Luberon / Reillanne

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£518 - £949 / week

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from £75 / night

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Manor house rental in Orleans with swimming pool, tennis court

Loire Valley / Orleans

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £395 / night

£2759 - £3153 / week

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from £395 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Stamford holiday converted chapel rental

Lincolnshire / Stamford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“fantastic cottage” beautifully renovated cottage,with everything you need for a great holiday peacefull and tranquil surroundings,easy to find and central for the areas attractions and very helpful and friendly owners.Very well equipped including barb  …see more

from £100 / night

£430 - £500 / week

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from £100 / night

16

Vosges / Gerardmer

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Car not necessary

from £138 / night

£544 - £759 / week

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from £138 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Troutbeck

Lake District / Troutbeck

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic place to stay” What a find.. loved it here and will definitely be returning, the lodge is cosy, exetremley comfortable and owners have thought about every detail. There is everything a family would need down to every utensil needed. Wrap aro  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £775 / week

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from £58 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Basse-Terre Island / Pointe-Noire

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £108 / night

£755 - £767 / week

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from £108 / night

(5) Average 

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Ski chalet in Moleson

La Gruyere / Moleson

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski

from £145 / night

£1015 - £2590 / week

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from £145 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Grand Massif / Samoens

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £61 / night

£13 - £1394 / week

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from £61 / night

(23) Very Good 

22

Boat of Garten ski caravan/mobile home to rent.

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Miss” Lovely caravan! Very clean, comfortable beds. Overall it was a fantastic place to stay with the children!  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £55 / night

9

Le Beausset holiday tower rental

Var / Le Beausset

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £75 / night

£350 - £950 / week

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from £75 / night

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Province of Belluno / Cortina d'Ampezzo

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£432 - £1294 / week

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from £130 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Gemozac holiday manor house rental

Gemozac / St Caprais, Gemozac

4 10 14 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 14 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“We had a lovely holiday and would happily spend our holiday there all over again!” Overall a lovely place to get away to, in a good location close enough to sea and some fantastic beaches yet not in the thick of it all. The property was in good order  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 - £1700 / week

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from £215 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Cave house accommodation in Alicante with swimming pool

Costa Blanca / Alicante

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great accommodation - made the holiday” We are a family group with young adult children and 3 year old grandchild. The house met all our expectations and was exactly as shown in the photos. It is probably the best equipped place we have stayed and imm  …see more

from £85 / night

£395 - £845 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

22

Holiday chateau rental

Ille-et-Vilaine / Sixt-Sur-Aff

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 63 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £246 / night

£1720 - £2113 / week

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from £246 / night

22

Ardeche / Lamastre

3 30 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £95 / night

£625 / week

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from £95 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Yacht rental in San Sebastián de la Gomera

La Gomera / San Sebastián de la Gomera

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £49 / night

£343 / week

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